Church plans recycle collection

The First Baptist Church of La Crescenta is hosting a free collection event from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 16 at the church, 441 La Crescenta Ave., La Crescenta.

Items such as TVs, phones, tape players, photo copy machines, household batteries, computers, monitors, printers, cords and other computer hardware will be legally recycled by E-waste Center Inc.

Those interested can bring items to church parking the day of the event. For more information, call the church office (818) 249-5832 or Nancy Jacobson at (818) 249-1603.


YMCA kicks off funding campaign

YMCA of Glendale officials have kicked off the 2009 Pass It On Campaign, a fundraising effort to increase support for the scholarship fund.

The fund covers the cost of programs for children and families who otherwise might not be able to afford YMCA programs such as child care, day camp and programs for at-risk youth.

The YMCA's goal is to raise $100,000, said Chief Executive John Thomas.

The YMCA provides an opportunity for youngsters and adults to participate in programs such as day camp, child care, youth sports, water safety, before and after-school care and summer camp.

Children and families in the community need and deserve the family-oriented programs and services the YMCA can provide, Chairman Greg Grande said.

Last year, the volunteers of the YMCA of Glendale support campaign raised $130,000, which allowed 1,300 youngsters and families to join programs.

For more information, call the YMCA at (818) 240-4130.

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